Kampala: Eleven people, including children, have been killed in fire outbreak at a school in a rural community just outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala, a police official said Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said the overnight incident happened at a school for the blind in the district of Mukono, offering no more details.
Fire incidents at schools have been a cause of concern for education officials in the East African country.
Two dormitories at a prominent boarding school in Kampala were destroyed in separate incidents in 2020. No one was hurt.
In 2008, 19 students were killed in a nighttime fire outbreak at a boarding school for grade schoolers near Kampala in 2008.